Sunday, February 26, 2012

Celebrating Dr. Seuss round-up

By Laura Eldredge

We are quickly approaching March 2nd ... and as teachers, many of us know that to be the birthday of the one and only Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka "Dr. Seuss")!  It's not surprising that the National Education Association (NEA) has chosen this date to celebrate Read Across America DayRead Across America Day is a day when many schools, libraries and community groups across the country celebrate with read-alouds and literacy activities for children of all ages.

Will you be celebrating this day at your school, child care center, library or home?  Need some fun preK-K activities to go along with the reading of your favorite Dr. Seuss books?  I've compiled a list of a few of my favorite stories, paired along with activities, that I've seen from around the web. 

The Cat in the Hat 

A true classic!  There are so many things you can do to extend the learning with this book, like making cat in the hat "hats" (patterning), rhyming activities and discussions on teamwork and putting things away (oh those messy "things"!).

Here are a few great activities to go along with this book:

Green Eggs and Ham

One of my favorite Dr. Seuss stories! 

Here are a few great activities to go along with this book:

And, check out this FUN video clip of "Mr. David" as he puts a playful hip-hop spin on "Green Eggs and Ham"!

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Great for counting, rhyming and color recognition (all wrapped up into one)!

Here are a few great activities to go along with this book:

PreK + K sharing SUESS-ical roundup!

Want more of Dr. Seuss?  Here are a couple of other Dr. Seuss-inspired posts from our preK + K sharing blog:

Also check out:

Laura Eldredge is a teacher and curriculum coordinator at a NAEYC accredited early childhood program in Connecticut. She also co-founded the website
The SEEDS Network, as a way to provide early childhood professionals with ideas and resources that support them in their quest to provide quality care and education to our youngest learners. She blogs at

We're adding our round up to a GRAND Linky Party with Kid's Network Bloggers around the World!
This blog hop is being hosted by the following blogs.
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  1. Quite a great list of activities!

    If you are interested and have a Dr. Seuss Activity you would like to share, I have a linky on my blog, Happy Birthday Author, to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday!

    Here is a link to the linky:

    1. Thanks Eric ... will have to check out the linkup for more ideas!

  2. Thanks so much for including little illuminations in your post! I can't wait to check out all these ideas you've manged to round up--I'll bet I'll be pinning for days!!! :))

  3. What a great post, Laura ... I love all the resources and fun video! And thanks so much for linking to my post! I pinned your post to my Dr. Seuss Pinterest board:


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